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So much is rapidly changing for each and every one of us as we are experiencing this pandemic in real-time. Everyone is advised to hunker down and isolate to protect ourselves when it is our nature to trust that our strengths are in being open, able to connect, and to help and support one another. This webpage is aimed at keeping us all connected. We will do our best to keep the information coming on this page and invite each member of this Friends of Ngong Road community to also become involved and engaged through any of our social media channels.
The Kenyan president has lifted the lockdown, allowing students to go back to school last week. COVID-19 cases in Kenya have been declining in recent weeks as a result of the lockdown measures that were implemented in March. Fortunately, there was no impact to the school schedule as there had been a planned break for all students during this time.
Dear friends,We learned late Friday afternoon that due to a significant escalation in the rate of COVID infections, especially in Nairobi, the President of Kenya has announced containment measures. Nairobi county and four adjacent counties have been declared to be a “red zone” and movement into and out of this area has been prohibited as of midnight on Friday.Included among the measures…
Our Case Managers in Kenya have completed another round of check-in calls with our students and their families to determine how they are doing amidst the changing COVID-19 situation. If you joined one of our Annual Gatherings, you heard Kelvin report that Kenya has performed better than expected in this pandemic due to quick action and stringent enforcement of shut-down…
Since its inception, Friends of Ngong Road has operated with the principle of establishing one-on-one relationships between sponsors and students.
Ngong Road Children’s Foundation case manager, Mary Muriu, talks about Rodney and his family as they face eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Friends of Ngong Road is asking for your support during this time.
Learn about the results of the COVID-19 NRCF Family Tracking Report from FoNR staff Michon Garrett.
At NRCF here in Nairobi we are keeping safe and continue to support our families and students through the Food From Friends program and regular follow up calls by case managers. The 2020 school calendar year has been confirmed to be a lost academic year with schools expected to resume in 2021. This means our students will continue staying home…
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked hard to understand the changing landscape in Kenya and work with our staff and schools to devise a suitable strategy.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lives of our alumni have been affected. A number of them are currently not working as the virus continues impacting our economy. This is especially true in the tourism and hotel industries where many of our students work; although it cuts across many sectors. The virus impact has forced them to work remotely from…
The IT department in Nairobi has been crucial in supporting our students during the COVID-19 crisis. They have been printing assignments and communicating with students, as well as hosting students in staggered appointments in the computer lab so they can complete assignments, do research, and communicate with sponsors.
In the post-secondary department, we have a total of 124 students enrolled in different institutions. Out of this number 33 are waiting to join University or college for higher education learning. They will be interviewing with the Scholarship Committee this week where they are all required to present their post-secondary education plan.